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  • 10 bedrooms

  • 8 bathrooms

    +2 extra toilet

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Arrive at this palatial and stately home – a former Royal residence of Prince Victor Duleep Singh, the Godson to Queen Victoria – in the east of England’s lush Norfolk countryside and be transported to a bygone era of sophistication, refinement and absolute elegance. Perfect for a large family celebration or just an indulgent rural escape together, the sprawling grounds are glorious and the interiors are renovated with all the desired modern conveniences, without losing the home's rustic regality. Part the velvet drapes enclosing your four-poster bed and wake to views of magical forests. Enjoy breakfasts in the garden, afternoon tea around the light and airy dining area, and evening cocktails down in the cellar – we really loved the traditional pub-style entertainment area and bar here. Active types may opt for a clay pigeon shoot, a game of tennis or a jog around the grounds, following the private trails. While the others gather around the log-burning fire, curling up with a good book and even a sing-along around the grand piano – you'll notice the royal patterned wallpaper, large picture windows and ceiling mouldings. Whatever you choose to do here, ensure you round off a lovely day with a tipple in the private jacuzzi and alfresco dining on your delightful patio area. Grace personified.


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Highlights

Unwind in your private Jacuzzi while the kids play in the garden

Unwind in your private Jacuzzi while the kids play in the garden

Sip afternoon tea in the regal living room with a grand piano

Sip afternoon tea in the regal living room with a grand piano

Be surrounded by acres of the beautiful Norfolk countryside

Be surrounded by acres of the beautiful Norfolk countryside

Shoot some pool in the games room

Shoot some pool in the games room

Convene a wine tasting in the cellar

Convene a wine tasting in the cellar

Don your finest whites for a round of tennis

Don your finest whites for a round of tennis

Sleep like royalty in the elegant four-poster bed

Sleep like royalty in the elegant four-poster bed

Take peaceful strolls on private trails

Take peaceful strolls on private trails

Escape all the stress back home in the sauna

Escape all the stress back home in the sauna

Barbecue in any weather in the outdoor kitchen

Barbecue in any weather in the outdoor kitchen

Celebrate something special

Celebrate something special

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Home truths

    It's a very large home and in some rooms, the finishes may seem a little dated

    A car is recommended for exploring further afield – there is a large area for parking at the end of the drive (up to twenty cars)

    There are four floors within this house, so quite a few stairs, which may be difficult for those with limited mobility

    Dogs are allowed, although they must be on a lead and only in certain areas of the house

About this stay


Amenities

Tennis court

Home cinema setup

Laptop friendly workspace

Gym

Sauna

Wi-fi

Bedrooms & bathrooms

10 bedrooms, 15 beds

8 bathrooms, 2 additional toilets

Extras


VIP services

Arrange a chef

Baby sitting

Cab booking

Daily cleaning

Fridge fills

Laundry and dry cleaning

Luggage storage

Massage

Restaurant reservations

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Norfolk

With a coastline defined as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Norfolk Broads boasting National Park status, there’s plenty to keep nature lovers occupied in Norfolk. Great Yarmouth enjoys the best of both worlds where a long beach provides days of paddling in the shallows and wandering the promenade, ice-cream in hand. It also acts as the jumping-off point for boat trips puttering into the wildlife-filled Broads. Further...

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Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Explore the Medieval Marvels of Oxburgh Estate

Explore the Medieval Marvels of Oxburgh Estate

Immerse yourself in the rich history of Oxburgh Estate as you wander through its stunning gardens, admire intricate carvings, and marvel at the leather wall paintings. Don't miss the chance to take in the moated Hall from every angle on the various footpaths.

Dine at The Mulberry

Dine at The Mulberry

Intimate restaurant with a conservatory, offering Modern British cooking with a European twist. Beautifully laid out with friendly service and delicious food at reasonable prices. A delightful dining experience.

Explore Adnams Bury St Edmunds Liquor Store

Explore Adnams Bury St Edmunds Liquor Store

Discover a wide range of quality, locally sourced drinks at Adnams Bury St Edmunds. From craft beers like Ghost Ship Pale Ale to their famous Copper House Gin, there's something for everyone. Don't miss their tasting bar and special events!

Explore the Historical Locality of King's Lynn

Explore the Historical Locality of King's Lynn

Immerse yourself in the rich political history of King's Lynn, a charming town filled with architectural marvels and fascinating stories waiting to be discovered.

Explore Giffords Hall Vineyard

Explore Giffords Hall Vineyard

Indulge in a sparkling wine tour and cheese tasting experience at this beautiful vineyard in Suffolk. Knowledgeable guides, stunning grounds, and excellent wines make it a must-visit destination.

Explore the Breathtaking Houghton Hall Gardens

Explore the Breathtaking Houghton Hall Gardens

Immerse yourself in the spectacular walled gardens of Houghton Hall, adorned with vibrant flowers and perfectly symmetrical hedges. Marvel at the stunning sculptures strategically placed throughout the landscape. Don't miss the fascinating mansion with its lavish decor and knowledgeable volunteers. Enjoy a delicious selection of food at the onsite cafe.

Discover Lavenham's Fascinating Political History

Discover Lavenham's Fascinating Political History

Explore the historical locality of Lavenham and uncover its intriguing political past. From medieval guilds to influential figures, this charming village offers a unique perspective on British history.

Explore the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway

Explore the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway

Step back in time at this restored railway museum. Enjoy train rides, a little tea room, and an ale bar in a vintage carriage. Perfect for all ages.

Dine at Alder Carr Farm

Dine at Alder Carr Farm

Enjoy a delicious falafel burger and excellent coffee at this charming courtyard cafe and farm shop. Don't forget to explore the craft stores, farm animals, and nature trail.

Explore Ringstead Downs

Explore Ringstead Downs

Enjoy a lovely walk through Ringstead Downs, a traffic-free route perfect for dog walkers. Limited parking available.

Dine at The Neptune

Dine at The Neptune

Explore this charming, ivy-clad former coaching inn and indulge in creative British cuisine. With warm and attentive service, each course is a perfect combination of tastes and flavors. A truly relaxing and memorable dining experience.

Explore Norwich Castle's Rich History

Explore Norwich Castle's Rich History

Step inside the historic premises of Norwich Castle and immerse yourself in its fascinating past. Discover ancient artifacts, walk along the battlements, and admire panoramic views of the city.

Booking policies


House Rules

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Pets welcome

Events possible (with prior approval)

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 12:00

Departure before 10:00

Wifi speed: 45Mbps

No air con

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    60

    days

    Cancel at least 60 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 60 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Hockwold

This home is managed directly by its owner who will be your point of contact before and during your stay. At Hockwold Hall, the hosts aim to be as accommodating as possible – someone will always be present in the groundskeeper's cottage on the grounds to help you light a fire on a cold winters night or to help with the barbecue in balmy summer evenings. However you need assistance, they're on hand.

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